Rebecca - Suite Franz Waxman
Classic FM Album of the Week, 18 May 2015, after 10am
Since he was awarded a prize in the International Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1973, the Italian violinist Giuliano Carmignola has carved out an award-winning career for himself as an accomplished soloist, particularly championing the music of Vivaldi with extraordinary verve and brilliance.
With this six album boxed set, there's an opportunity to rediscover some of Vivaldi’s most engaging concertos, given new life through Carmignola's energetic and characterful playing.
There's also a chance to hear Carmignola's rich and robust renditions of Bach's complete Violin and Harpsichord Sonatas, in which he is superbly accompanied by harpsichordist Andrea Marcon.